Culinary Events May 2013

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MAY 2013

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Please note that some of the events may serve alcohol or non-halal ingredients.
Discretion is advised for those who have restrictions on dietary and belief.

Schedule is updating everyday!

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COLOMBIAN FOOD FESTIVAL at GRAN MELIA JAKARTA

May 27 – June 2, 2013

Gran Melia - Arepa Rellena
Arepa Rellena

With the collaboration of the Embassy of Colombia in Indonesia, Gran Meliá Jakarta proudly presents Semana Gastronomica Colombiana, Colombian Gastronomy Week which will be held at Café Gran Via from 27th May to 2nd June 2013.

Colombian cuisine is very diverse and varies depending on the different regions of Colombia. Have a taste of authentic Colombian cuisine, ranging from Bandeja Paisa (Country Platter), the national dish, to Envuelto de Mazorca (Corn Parcels), Arepa Rellena (Stuffed Corn Cakes) and Colombian Empanadas (Stuffed Pastry). Chef Nicholas Montoya from Colombia who serves as the Executive Chef at The Colombian Embassy in Jakarta will lead the culinary team to share the best of Colombian delicacies at Café Gran Via and cultivate a love for Colombian cuisine in every guest’s hearts.

Gran Melia - Envuelto de Mazorca
Envuelto de Mazorca

Gran Meliá Jakarta is delighted to have Chef Montoya to guide Children’s cooking class on Sunday, 2nd June 2013 at La Terraza, located on the ground floor of Gran Melia Jakarta to share the exotic yet familiar taste of these South American cuisines to children from 7 to 17 years old.

For more information and booking, contact 021-5268080 extension 2395 or by e-mail to restaurant.reservation@granmeliajakarta.com.

Price: Rp 245.000++ per child inclusive of own dish, certificate and chef hat. Parents will also get 20% discount for dine-in at Gran Meliá Jakarta’s restaurants.

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TRUE THAI FLAVORS at CINNAMON – MANDARIN ORIENTAL JAKARTA

May 13 – 18, 2013

Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta once again becomes the host to another great culinary festival at its Asian-inspired restaurant, Cinnamon. From 13-18 May 2013, guests can savor their favorite Thai dishes presented by a well-known Thai master chef from the legendary Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.

MOHJ - Chef Sumet

A Thai celebrity chef and Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok’s Executive Thai Sous Chef and Consultant, Chef Sumet Sumpachanyanont will showcase dishes that highlight the great and diverse cuisine of Thailand, offering guests a visual delight as well as an explosion of exotic Thai flavors for the palate.

MOHJ - Gaeng Phed Ped Yaang MOHJ - Khow Nien Mamuang

Chef Sumet’s mastery of Thai cuisine has helped him to preside over a variety of Thai food promotions and training in many different countries including Australia, England, Japan, Macau, France, Malaysia, the Philippines and Hong Kong. He now teaches at Mandarin Oriental Professional Thai Chef Programme and is the host of a popular TV cooking show in Bangkok.

Using the freshest seafood, tropical fruits and exotic spices, the expanded buffet menu will feature delicious Thai specialties such as Tom Yaam Goong (spicy prawn soup with lemon grass and straw mushroom), Gaeng Khiew Waan Gai (green chicken curry with eggplant and Thai sweet basil) and Khow Niew Mamuang (coconut sticky rice with mango). The buffet is available for lunch and dinner, priced at IDR 218,000++ per person.

For reservations and more information, please call +62 (21) 2993 8888 or email mojkt-cinnamon@mohg.com.

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VIVA MEXICO! at BENGAWAN – KERATON at THE PLAZA

May 18 – June 2, 2013

Keraton at The Plaza - Chef Lamberto Valdez

Explore the flavors of Mexico from May 18 to June 2, 2013 at Bengawan on Level 7 at Keraton at The Plaza. Viva Mexico! – A Mexican Food Extravaganza brings sizzling flavors to Jakarta with special appearance by Chef Lamberto Valdez Lara.

Savor Chef Lamberto’s specialty dishes such as: Carne asada in achiote marinate, cooked medium, with roasted guajillo salsa, wild mushrooms and organically grown cherry tomatoes; Beef and Chicken EnchiladasTampiquena, beef filet mignon, with mole cheese enchilada, guacamole, poblano chile potato gratin; and Camarones al ajillo, perfectly cooked jumbo shrimp in a garlic, chipotle sauce. Selections of Potres (Mexican Desserts) are also available for your enjoyment. For Tequila lovers, enjoy the finest selections of classic tequila cocktails to accompany your dining.

The Mexican Food Extravaganza is available during Lunch and Dinner from May 18 to June 2, 2013. Priced at IDR 288.000 ++ per person for Lunch Buffet and IDR 995.000++ per person for Sunday Brunch inclusive of unlimited tequila cocktails, mojitos, margaritas, Billecart-Salmon champagne and wine, a sizzling Mexican à la carte menu is also available for both Lunch and Dinner. Bengawan restaurant transforms to an elegant dining room in the evening, where guests can enjoy specially prepared à la carte menu selections by Chef Lamberto, exquisitely paired with classic tequilas. Prices are subject to applicable service charge and government tax.

For more information and table reservation,
please contact Bengawan at 62 21 5068 0000
or email at Bengawan.keratonattheplaza@luxurycollection.com

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MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH at BENGAWAN – KERATON at THE PLAZA

May 12, 2013

Our Mother’s Day Brunch features a variety of International cuisine and delicacies in ultimate luxury. Savor the finest with Beef Wellington with Wine jus, Mushroom sauce, Mustard, Yorkshire pudding, and Roasted Chicken garlic and rosemary jus. Brunch favorites include an elaborate seafood station with Sturgeon Caviar, Lobster Thermidor, Wagyu Chateaubriand, and seared foie gras station.

On this very special day, there will be a special giveway and raffled prizes for Mothers, where the lucky Mother will receive complimentary stays at Keraton at The Plaza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jakarta, The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Bali or The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi.

Seatings are from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 12, 2013. Priced at IDR 495.000 per adult inclusive of free-flowing of mocktails, soft drinks, fresh juices and sparkling water, and IDR 995.000 per adult inclusive of endless pour of Billecart-Salmon champagne, wines and cocktails. IDR 248.000 per child applies for children ages between 5 – 12 years old. Prices are subject to applicable service charge and government tax.

Mains offer a selection of white asparagus combined with crusted Chilean sea bass at IDR 395.000 or Australian Wagyu beef fillet at IDR 700.000. These special menus are available from April 22 to May 11, 2013. Prices are subject to 21% applicable service and government tax.

For more information or reservation, please call 62 21 5068 0000 
email at bengawan.keratonattheplaza@luxurycollection.com 
or visit www.keratonattheplazajakarta.com

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INDIAN THEME NIGHT at KAFE BROMO, SHERATON SURABAYA

May 12, 2013

Sheraton Surabaya - Indian Theme Night

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THE WHITE GOLD OF KITCHEN at BENGAWAN – KERATON at THE PLAZA

April 22 – May 11, 2013

The month of April at Bengawan restaurant at Keraton at The Plaza highlights an exclusive menu featuring white asparagus. Known as the “white gold of the kitchen,” this particular type of asparagus is available only in springtime and is usually in high demand due to the nature of its harvesting, where timing and quality control is critical and supply is limited.

Considered a “perfect food”, Asparagus now comes in a perfect menu presentation created by the Hotel’s Chef. Keraton Chef’s delicately prepared à la carte lunch and dinner menus feature soups and appetizers at IDR 250.000 for white asparagus cream soup with Alaskan king crab and black caviar; IDR 220.000 for white asparagus salad, slow poached Yabbies, red peppers coulis in garlic dressing. Mains offer a selection of white asparagus combined with crusted Chilean sea bass at IDR 395.000 or Australian Wagyu beef fillet at IDR 700.000. These special menus are available from April 22 to May 11, 2013. Prices are subject to 21% applicable service and government tax.

For more information or reservation,
please call 62 21 5068 0000
email at bengawan.keratonattheplaza@luxurycollection.com
or visit www.keratonattheplazajakarta.com

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CHILEAN WINE DINNER at BENGAWAN – KERATON at THE PLAZA

May 2, 2013

Bengawan invites you to an evening of unrivaled pleasures featuring a remarkable six-course set dinner specially prepared by Chef Lamberto Valdez Lara, paired perfectly with the finest selections of Chilean wines – a perfect match made in Bengawan.

The event starts at 6.30 pm with an intimate cocktail reception at Keraton Lounge, followed by the elegant  6-course Dinner at 7:00 pm where guests will enjoy a sampling of  the producer’s highly praised vintages including a 2009 Marqués de Casa Concha, Chardonnay, a 2009 Marqués de Casa Concha, Merlot, a 2008 Don Melchor, Cabernet Sauvignon, a 2009 Almaviva, and a 2008 Marqués de Casa Concha, Carmenere carefully matched to a gourmet menu created by Chef Lamberto.

Highlights during cocktails include the finest canapé menus: Hojaldre de queso brie, Puff pastry filled with brie cheese, walnuts, raspberry sauce; Estructura de aguacate, layered avocado, scallops, crabmeat, citrus emulsion; and Camaron encocado, crusted jumbo shrimp, and mango relish. During dinner, Chef Lamberto will present his exceptional creations: Hamachi crudo,  chili apple slaw, ruby red grapefruit, micro wasabi; Cordoniz con polenta, a perfectly grilled quail, creamy polenta, merlot reduction; Guava Sorbet; Spit fired leg of Lamb, confit of potatoes, pastel de choclo, white asparagus, rosemary red wine reduction; Boneless braised short rib, potato, celeriac puree, thyme, red wine jus; and for dessert, Papaya, mango crepes with pastry cream, churro katafi, drizzled with warm caramel sauce.

The 6-course Chilean Wine Dinner is a one-night exclusive, available on May 2nd, 2013 at 6.30 PM at IDR 750.000 per person. Price is subject to applicable 21% government tax and service charge.

For more information and table reservation, 
please contact Bengawan at 62 21 5068 0000 
or email at Bengawan.keratonattheplaza@luxurycollection.com

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THE WHITE GOLD OF THE KITCHEN at BENGAWAN, KERATON at THE PLAZA

April 22 – May 11, 2013

The month of April at Bengawan restaurant at Keraton at The Plaza highlights an exclusive menu featuring white asparagus. Known as the “white gold of the kitchen,” this particular type of asparagus is available only in springtime and is usually in high demand due to the nature of its harvesting, where timing and quality control is critical and supply is limited.

Considered a “perfect food”, Asparagus now comes in a perfect menu presentation created by the Hotel’s Chef. Keraton Chef’s delicately prepared à la carte lunch and dinner menus feature soups and appetizers at IDR 250.000 for white asparagus cream soup with Alaskan king crab and black caviar; IDR 220.000 for white asparagus salad, slow poached Yabbies, red peppers coulis in garlic dressing. Mains offer a selection of white asparagus combined with crusted Chilean sea bass at IDR 395.000 or Australian Wagyu beef fillet at IDR 700.000. These special menus are available from April 22 to May 11, 2013. Prices are subject to 21% applicable service and government tax.

For more information or reservation, please call 62 21 5068 0000 email at Bengawan.keratonattheplaza@luxurycollection.com or visit www.keratonattheplazajakarta.com

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WHAT’S IN MAY at SHANGRI-LA JAKARTA

The whole month of May

Exquisite White Asparagus
Rosso, 5 to 28 May 2013

Relish the flavour of the treasured white asparagus in elegant creations by Chef Oriana Tirabassi.  This seasonal delight will be the main star in divine Italian dishes ranging from Parmesan risotto with asparagus and foie gras; Poached white asparagus with pear soufflé, smoked provola and basil emulsion to Pan seared veal tenderloin with grilled scallop, white asparagus cream and lemon risotto.  The season of this royal vegetable, with its silky texture and delicate flavour, is not to be missed. Available from 5 to 28 May 2013 with prices starting from Rp. 110,000++.

Maguro Mania
Nishimura, 6 to 31 May 2013

Savour a selection of Japanese tuna specialties by Chef Hideki Chomei.  This renowned fish of the sea will be presented in a range of mouth watering signature dishes, such as Sushi and Sashimi Moriawase, Tataki (sliced roast tuna served with wasabi dressing), kimuchi udon nabe (Tuna and Kimchi with White Noodles in a Clay Pot) and Kushiage (deep–fried funa skewer with tartar sauce).

Ramen Crave
Nishimura, 15 to 30 May 2013

Evoke your love for ramen.  Nishimura presents a range of mouth-watering selections of this famous Japanese noodles this whole month.  Slurp away the heavenly bowls of savoury broth and superbly springy noodles enriched with superior ingredients. 

Delight in supreme options, from Chicken Chashu Ramen (chicken noodle soup topped with slices of roast chicken and boiled egg), Kaisen Ramen (assorted seafood ramen fish soup topped with cod fish, prawn and scallop) and Piri Kara Tori Soboro Ramen (spicy chicken ramen chicken soup topped with chopped chicken and boiled egg).  You might want to have another bowl.

These “heaven in a bowl” are available from 5 to 30 May with prices starting from Rp. 98,000++

Indonesian Hawker Festival
SATOO, 1 to 31 May 2013

Sometimes, the best food in a country can be found from the street vendors.  SATOO offers Indonesia’s most popular hawker-style cuisine in the comfort of a five-star venue.  Discover the nation’s most popular hawker food, such as Soto Betawi, Bakwan Malang and Serabi Solo, all served at our famous open kitchen buffet from 1 to 31 May 2013.

Pork Delights 
B.A.T.S., 4 – 26 May 2013 

From neck to knuckle, taste this month’s special dishes presented at B.A.T.S. The tender meat from grilled Iberico pork belly to beer braised pork knuckle will satisfy your cravings for the succulent meat. Available from 4 to 26 May 2013.

For reservations, please call (021) 2922 9562 or access http://www.shangri-la.com/jakarta/shangrila/dining/.

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DISCOVER THE TANTALIZING FLAVORS OF INDONESIA at PULLMAN CENTRAL PARK, JAKARTA

The whole month of May and June

Pullman CP - Indonesian Food Promo

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WHAT’S IN MAY at GRAN MELIA JAKARTA

The whole month of May

CAFÉ GRAN VIA:

  • Mother’s Day Brunch (12 May)

Special Brunch for our loving Mothers with a complete international buffet set. The children could join cake decoration activities and present the desert of a heart-shaped Chocolate Cake for the Mothers. All Mothers will receive an additional 20% discount for their next dine-in at Gran Meliá Jakarta.

  • Colombian Gastronomy Week (27 May – 2 June)

Join us for Colombian Gastronomy Week at Café Gran Via. Chef Nicholas Montoya, Executive Chef of the Embassy of Colombia in Indonesia brings to life recipes that will reveal something new and unforgettable to those who have yet to experience them. Special dishes include Envuelto de Mazorca, made of grounded corn, raisin, and brown sugar cooked in banana leaves while having melted cheese on top, and Arepa Rellena, a grilled dish with shredded beef and grated cheese.

  • Friday Night Seafood Buffet

Fresh and delicious seafood is served every Friday night from 6 pm to 10.30 pm. The buffet is a seemingly endless array of seafood specialties and familiar favorites including oysters and lobsters.

  • Sunday Brunch

The best Sunday Brunch in town, only at a Café Gran Via from 11.30 am to 3.00 pm with live music and children’s playground activities. Get 50% discount for children between 6 to 12 years old and 30% discount for seniors over 60 years old, terms and conditions apply. 

  • Children’s Cooking Class – Western Menu (on Sundays)

Children’s Cooking Class of Western Menu for children from 7 to 14 years old and teenagers from 14 to 17 years old. Price is inclusive of certificate, kitchen hat and his/her own dish.

Price:

7 to 14 years old: Rp. 245,000 nett / person

14 to 17 tears old: Rp. 285,000 nett / person

Kid’s cake decoration class is available too for children between 4 to 7 years old.

Price: Rp. 125,000 nett / person

YOSHI IZAKAYA 

  • Teppanyaki Seafood (20 May – 16 June)

Teppanyaki course with Japanese “Toro” Tuna Belly, Lobster, and your favorite dish from Shellfish Selection (Rock Oyster / Steamed Abalone / Scallop) and Fish Selection (Gindara Black Cod / Sawara Spanish Mackerel / Beni Shake Japanese Red Salmon), all served with rice, soup, salad, and dessert.

Chef Tomoaki Ito recommends Rock Oyster and Japanese Red Salmon for your choice.

Rp. 1,110,000++ / set

Yoshi opens everyday for lunch from 11.30 am to 3.00 pm and dinner from 6.00 pm to 10.30 pm.

TIEN CHAO

  • Bird Nest (1 – 15 May)

Bird Nest is rich in nutrients which are traditionally believed to provide health benefits, such as improving immune system and alleviating asthma. Bird Nest is available for lunch and dinner.

Rp. 298,000++ per person

  • Dim Sum Galore

It is All You Can Eat Dim Sum and Selected BBQ dishes. Package is inclusive of Noodles, Fried Rice, Porridge, Selected Soup & Dessert and Chinese Tea. Dim Sum Galore at Tien Chao is available on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays. Get 50% off for children between 6 to 12 years old.

Rp. 168,000++ per person.

  • “Business Lunch Menu” (Monday to Friday)

Business Lunch Menu at Tien Chao, five-course event for the ultimate convenience. Steamed Trio Dim Sum, Double-Boiled Chicken Consommé, Steamed Fillet of White Sea Bass with ‘Hunan’ Chili, for main course Australian Tenderloin in Black Pepper Sauce or ‘San Pei’ Chicken with Basil Leaves, and Chilled Lemongrass Gelo with Shaved Ice, Fruits.

Rp. 188,000++ per person

LOBBY LOUNGE

  • Hi Tea

Every weekday from 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm Lobby Lounge offers free flow of coffee or tea (English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Oolong or as requested) with scones, cakes, pastries, sandwiches, hot snacks, and seasonal fresh fruits.

Rp 135.000++ per person

  • Snacks Menu

From 11.00 am to 1.00 am, new snacks are available at the Lobby Lounge ranging from light bites, sweets and desserts to Indonesian and Western favorites, including Wagyu Beef Bun, Fried Cassava With Honey Mayonnaise Sauce, Greek Style Mini Pizza, Chocolate Bites, Ice Kacang, and many others.

Price starts from Rp 65,000++ to Rp 275,000++

  • Special in May: Refreshing Tropical Punch

Choose your favorite refreshments: Watermelon Mint Punch or Mango Passion de Punch

Rp. 60,000++ / glass

  • Ireng Maulana and Friends “Forever Star” Every Thursday Night

One of the legends in Indonesian jazz history, Ireng Maulana and Friends with the group “Forever Star” will heat up Lobby Lounge every Thursday night from 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm.

  • Live Music Every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

Jazz up your evening with Ireng Maulana and friends “Forever Star” every Thursday, Yuyun George and Friends every Tuesday, and Beta Marende “Mini Chamber” every Friday and Saturday.Live music starts from 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm on Tuesday and Friday; from 3.30 pm to 6.00 pm on Saturday.

EL BOMBON

Located on the ground floor just opposite the Lobby Shop, El Bombón now offers spacious dine-in area for enjoying coffee, tea, or wine. Take away packages are available for Quick Breakfast with one danish/croissant/muffin with a cup of coffee/tea, or Lunch with Beef/chicken/vegetable sandwich with a bottle of chilled juice for only Rp. 50,000 nett and Rp. 80,000 nett respectively.

El Bombón opens daily from 8.00 am to 9.00 pm, offering a wide variety of home-made cakes, chocolates, pastries, and many others.

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Pictures courtesy of each establishment

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